Sunday, September 18, 2011


Scarlet is now an official preschool going girl. It is oh so awesome. Finding her a school to go to was a process and a half. I am so glad it is all over... and I think I get about a month left before I have to start worrying about which kindergarten she will go to. But that's a worry for another day!

Scarlet says things that make me die of giggles inside (trying not to just outright laugh at her) so while I record her first week of school experiences, I will include some fantastic new Scarletisms.

Scarletism #100 After watching the movie Gnomeo and Juliet, my children have been obsessed with gnomes, particularly this gnome

They call him "the naked guy". Scarlet very regularly tells me her dreams are full of funny moments from this almost nude gnome. In particular, the morning of her first day of preschool Rhode was telling me about his dreams when Scarlet interrupted.

"Mom, guess what I dreamed about?" with a suspicious smile on her face.

"Did you dream about the gnome again?"

"Yeah, I had a dream about the naked guy. I always have dreams about naked guys!"

Hilarious and a little risque...

She is going to preschool at Paradise Park Recreation Center. She goes three days a week for two and a half hours. Her teacher's name is Mrs. Moscado.

She had a fantastic first week. She loves everything about school and is annoyed at those darn days in between when she is stuck at home with us.

The rules of preschool also threw us for a little loop. The biggest problem, no open toed shoes are allowed. When you have kids with what we politely refer to as "Flintstone feet" flip flops and sandals are a wonder to behold. But, thanks to a lot of shoe shopping and a lot of luck, one pair has been located. Now she is just limited to all black themed outfits until a similar brown pair can be obtained.

Scarletism #101 "Mom, my teacher taught me all about books! There is the front cover, the back cover and the thigh!"

"The thigh?"

"Yeah!" She then grabs a book to demonstrate. "The front cover, the back cover and the thigh!"

"You mean the spine?"

"Yep, that is what I meant. The thi-spine. Spine. Yeah... I think it was spine."

She gets to be in class with her two best girl pals, Jane and Ellie.
Scarletism #102 "I used to sit between the R and the S on the rug and now I sit between the U and the V," she informed me.

"Was that because you were talking to your friends?"

"Nope, Jane and Ellie were fighting over who got to sit by me. (sigh) I guess everybody just really wants to sit by me!"

Preschool has definitely not affected her brimming self esteem.

Rhode has no idea what to do without her. We get home from running errands and he stares at me. After awhile he gives up on me and starts asking when she will be home... which continues every five minutes until she finally arrives.

Shockingly, Asher has yet to notice her absence. As long as I am around, he seems to be coping without big sister just fine.

Scarletism #103 "Mom! In class today the teacher gave us a chocolate bar and we opened it and it was a solid!"

"It was?"

"Yes! And then we put it in the sun and, guess what? It melted and became a thiquid."

"A thick-quid?"


"Or a liquid?"

"Hmm, maybe liquid."

Tomorrow she gets to be the first kid in the class to be the "Star" which means she gets to bring something from show and tell. She is taking the picture of her kissing the dolphin in Mexico and has her whole speech to the class worked out. Oh to be a fly on the wall...

So far I love everything about Scarlet and preschool, except for all of those Scarletisms I am sure I am missing.


Campbell Family said...

So funny, thanks for making me laugh out loud!! Although I understand it, I hate the close-toed shoe rule also. Unfortunately, this year they are also required to wear socks (which we're not used to doing in the warm months). Rules, rules, rules! :)

Tyler - Danielle - Emree said...

I can't believe she is in preschool! How cute :)

Peggy Dee said...

Those are priceless! I think "dreaming about naked guys" was my favorite. Too funny. Oh man I wish I could see her in preschool action. That would be so funny. I wonder if she's done sizing them all up yet with her penetrating look? I have no doubt she will eventually get around to everyone! Love that girl!!!

Peggy Dee said...

I didn't realize I had missed two blog posts before this! I love all your blog posts!!! To set the record straight (lest we look like awful grandparents), your father was there for Scarlet's blessing and I assume he stood in the circle. We would have been there for Asher's but... we had to go to Hawaii instead. Don't tell Asher, though, and he'll never know. Shhh....